[Geo4All] CDRC data challenge on Brexit at GISRUK 2018

De Sabbata, Stefano (Dr.) s.desabbata at leicester.ac.uk
Mon Jan 8 06:32:38 PST 2018

CDRC GISRUK data challenge

26th annual GIScience Research UK conference

University of Leicester
17-20 April 2018

Sponsored by: Ordnance Survey, ESRI UK, AGI

We invite GISRUK conference delegates to develop a novel analysis or visualisation of CDRC and associated data in order to investigate the hypothesis set out in the Economist article "The immigration paradox Explaining the Brexit vote" (Jul 14th 2016) that argues that the rate of change in number of migrants in an area rather than the total headcount influenced the Brexit vote. The article can be viewed at: https://www.economist.com/news/britain/21702228-areas-lots-migrants-voted-mainly-remain-or-did-they-explaining-brexit-vote

For all enquiries please contact Challenge Administrator Oliver O'Brien, o.obrien at ucl.ac.uk

Information can be found at the pages linked below. 



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We welcome analysis based on parts or all of the CDRC data listed below as well as analysis that links this with other CDRC data and other data holdings. The CDRC will provide two sets of data, these two should form the main sources of data for the challenge:
    - CDRC small area predicted ethnicity data from 1998-2017.
    - A copy of the Electoral Commission's official results of the UK's EU referendum results, by voting area (council areas in Scotland, constituencies in England and Wales, and a single result for Northern Ireland).

Issues that might be addressed include but are by no means limited to:
    - Whether Local Authority district is the most appropriate scale at which to ground analysis
    - Whether country of birth or ethnicity as defined by CDRC is the best predictor of voting behaviour
    - Whether the country of birth of recent immigrants plays any role in shaping voting intentions
    - Whether enfranchised members of recently arrived ethnic minority groups are themselves likely to vote for Brexit
    - Whether established party political affiliations affect the share of the Brexit vote
    - Whether voting behaviour varies according to other local, Regional or national circumstances.

Dr Stefano De Sabbata
Lecturer in Quantitative Geography
School of Geography, Geology and the Environment,
University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
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Research Associate
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

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